My personal preferences to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups were England and Australia; England for its history, contributions to the game and football atmosphere, and Australia for its proximity to my residence of New Zealand. Developments this week, whether its BBC Panorama reports or the “McKinsey Report”, have changed my mind. Though… Continue reading The Situation (with the FIFA World Cup)
It wasn’t just the score line that Argentina managed against Spain that I enjoyed this week. The team itself looks better-poised and more balanced, and lost none of the attacking verve that they displayed in South Africa. It also seems to augur the continued employment of Sergio “Checho” Batista as manage, another reason to be happy.
Back in my formative years, during the previous century, I was one very concerned 5-year-old. Concerned for football, that is.
Recently I was reading an article in lifehacker.com, “Top 10 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging You (and How to Beat It)” — you know, a little light reading before bed and all that — when I was struck by the similarities between the 10 ways and the way that managers handle their transfer dealings.
Instead of ranting (again) about Diego’s team selections. I thought I’d just put forward my view of what I would’ve wanted to see in South Africa. This is my personal list of a 23-man squad for Argentina in the 2010 World Cup.
There weren’t many surprises during this week’s internationals, as most teams are just kicking off their preparations for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa later this year. But we’ve managed to learn a few things that we should keep an eye on.
It won’t be simply in name and uniform that the Mexicans are expected to be more colourful, as their squad presents a wide range of attacking options which will test a makeshift New Zealand defence.